Lexus is establishing itself as the leader in innovation. Not only for the premium segment, but this is a statement for the entire automotive industry. The new UX subcompact crossover took the position as the smallest model in the lineup. However, it already gets a hybrid engine and smart technology. The 2019 Lexus UX 250h is an eye-catching and fuel-friendly small SUV everyone would like to ride.
The performance of the 2019 Lexus UX 250h is nothing special. However, the electrically-supported system will return a superb fuel economy. As the base model, the UX250h will offer aggressive and eye-catching styling. Interior is comfortable, with a lot of advanced technologies. Well, we can’t expect too much space in the subcompact crossover. The price is slightly higher. An engine is not powerful, and the company needs to work on the transmission in the future.
2019 Lexus UX 250h Specs
A 2.0-liter four-cylinder petrol engine is paired with an electric battery for a total of 180 hp. That is the source of energy for the 2019 Lexus UX 250h. the same drivetrain produces 170 hp for the standard UX 200 crossover. Also, the big difference hybrid’s AWD. The base model is using only a 2WD, while the UX 250h comes exclusively with power distribution to all wheels. A CVT gearbox is the power router.
Fuel economy is getting a huge boost compared to the conventional unit. For the Lexus UX 200, a 2.0-liter engine returns 30/37 mpg. First tests showed the real-life drive consumes advertised outcome. The hybrid version goes 41 mpg in the city and 39 mpg on the highway. In the future, Lexus plans to launch the PHEV model, which will be able to use electric power only. But, that crossover is not going to be available before the next season.
2019 Lexus UX 250h Styling
The design of the 2019 Lexus UX 250h is one of the highlights of the new model. As the latest addition to crossover/SUV lineup, this vehicle brought a lot of advanced features and interesting design solutions. The UX is slightly larger than its rivals, but it still belongs to the subcompact class. The cabin of the crossover is elegant and comfortable, although not too spacious. The dashboard layout is inspired by Takumi concept. We can see other Lexus vehicles using the same language. Optionally, buyers can choose textured Japanese washi paper to cover the control panel.
Standard infotainment screen is 7-inch wide, while the F-Sport adds a larger screen. The major lack is the quality of materials on back seats. We expect a lot more from a premium 2019 Lexus UX 250h crossover. The hybrid model will offer less cargo room than its petrol sibling.
2019 Lexus UX 250h F Sport
Top of the class model will carry F Sport badge. The crossover is not too much different from the standard hybrid offer. Only true fans will spot modifications that will cost you around $2,000 over the base UX 250h. well, the Luxury trim adds more than $5,000, but you are getting Lexus Memory features for seats and outside mirrors.
2019 Lexus UX 250h Prices
The base 2019 Lexus UX 250h is more expensive than its rivals. The starting price at $35,000 is higher than Infiniti QX30 ($31,000) or Audi Q3 ($32,000). However, these are conventional motors and we will see what price tag companies will slap to their premium models if they develop hybrid engines. If you are looking for sportier handling and appearance, the 2019 Lexus UX 250h F Sport is a cool upgrade for just $2,000. The Luxury package is ready for this hybrid edition, but in this case, the price goes over $40,000.